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12 Dishes You Didn’t Know You Should Top with a Fried Egg

12 Dishes You Didn’t Know You Should Top with a Fried Egg

Fried eggs turn salads and side dishes into easy, cheap full meals

Whether you’re getting home late from work or haven’t had time to go grocery shopping (again), all you need to make a homemade meal in just a few minutes are some eggs in the refrigerator. Adding a fried egg (or two!) to pantry staples or leftovers is a cheap and easy way to turn a side dish into a full meal.

12 Dishes You Didn’t Know You Should Top with a Fried Egg

Whether you’re getting home late from work or haven’t had time to go grocery shopping (again), all you need to make a homemade meal in just a few minutes are some eggs in the refrigerator. Adding a fried egg (or two!) to pantry staples or leftovers is a cheap and easy way to turn a side dish into a full meal.

Croque Madame

The open-faced, fried egg-topped counterpart to the croque monsieur, the croque madame is clearly the better croque.

Fried Eggs Benedict

Instead of poached eggs, which are time consuming and take some skill to perfect, top this brunch staple with a fried egg and some hollandaise and get to eating.

Greens

Pizza

Pizza is for breakfast (or any meal) when you top it with bacon, eggs, jalapeños, and some béchamel sauce.

Ramen

Turn a packet of ramen into a full meal with kimchi — flavorful (and healthy) Korean fermented cabbage — and a fried egg.

Risotto

Risotto seems like a complicated dish, but it’s actually quite simple; top with an egg, add some greens, and you’ve got a complete meat-free meal. Use this same method with other rice dishes, like fried rice.

Salad with Fried Bacon

Pair rich fried eggs and bacon with bitter salad greens like frisée for a breakfast salad that’s a little bit healthy and a whole lot delicious.

Savory Oatmeal

Treat savory oatmeal like you would a bowl of breakfast grits and pair it with a fried egg and some turkey bacon, then top it all off with some Parmigiano-Reggiano.

Steak

It’s the breakfast you think about ordering every time you’re at the diner. When you make steak and eggs at home, you control the quality of meat and the style of home fries you want to pair with it.